Let the Games End!

I don’t know about you, but I was glued to the Summer Olympics for its entire two-week run (although I did bail out of portions of the opening and closing ceremonies). As much as I loved the Games, I’m not able to say as much for its logo. Even the London Guardian called it painfully ugly. At a price tag of $625,000, more should have been expected (and received). I will admit, the angular lopsided typeface designed for signage and advertising did eventually grow on me. So, as part of my own closing ceremony, here’s a look at the last 30 years of Olympic logos — in reverse order. (I especially love Nagado’s. It’s brilliant. And I bet it didn’t cost 625,000 bucks.)